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Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
are camped out in the cold fasting for immigration reform? >>> plus bill o'reilly saw his shadow last night and declared four more weeks on the war on christmas. we'll look at what's really behind the right wing's annual bogus tradition. big show tonight, so stay with us. ♪ my asthma's under control. i get out a lot... except when it's too cold. like the last three weekends. asthma doesn't affect my job... you missed the meeting again last week! it doesn't affect my family. your coughing woke me up again. i wish you'd take me to the park. i don't use my rescue inhaler a lot... depends on what you mean by a lot. coping with asthma isn't controlling it. test your level of control at asthma.com, then talk to your doctor. there may be more you could do for your asthma. >>> have you joined the "politicsnation" conversation on facebook yet? we hope you will. today i went to the mall in washington where pro-immigration activists are fasting for their cause. they're an amazing group. and today our facebook community weighed in on their push for reform. ida says they are humans just like we are. t
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
, immigration and the minimum wage. how pressure from the people could finally change washington. >>> good morning, i'm chris jansing. there's a major new push to focus positive attention on obama care, and it starts today. the kickoff is at the white house this afternoon. we'll hear from the president today, but the plan is to have a democrat or someone from the administration do something every single day until the december 23rd deadline. and just announced, this thursday the president will sit down with chris matthews at american university. the interview will air right here on msnbc's "hardball" at 7:00 p.m. eastern. again, that's thursday, december 5th. >>> and it appears to be the right time for a new pr campaign, considering that the website is doing better. a senior administration official says 750,000 people visited the site yesterday, and enrollment numbers obtained by nbc news show more than 100,000 signed up in november. let me bring in our company, molly ball, national political reporter for the atlantic, ryan grim is the huffington post washington bureau chief and an msnbc co
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 1:00am PST
, it is elisao medena. he started last month with immigration reform. the day after thanksgiving, president obama and first lady michelle obama went to visit him and the activities on the national mall where they had been without food for 20 days. he said he supported their cause, he believed it was not a matter of if but when, they would finally take a vote on immigration, but he also voiced concern for the health of the people that had been fasting for so long. he suggested they take a break for their own health, let somebody else fast next. today, he did that after 22 days without food, he broke his fast. he passed it on to senator robert kennedy's grandson, congressman joe kennedy of massachusetts. he will join with the others in fasting for 24 hours and he will pass it on to others. this is part of an emotional and intense effort to try to push ut house to take on immigration reform. this is erica who came here from mexico when she was a child. she was on the cover of "time" magazine. earlier this year her mother and brother were taken from their home at 9:00 p.m. during a night raid. she po
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
met with activists on a hunger strike for immigration reform. house republicans can get this done. or they could work to prevent 1.3 million people from losing unemployment benefits in january. or how about increasing the minimum wage? the top 1% earned more than 20% of the nation's income last year. the biggest share in decades. and yet the federal minimum wage is still stuck at $7.25 an hour. it hasn't been raised since 2009. if the minimum wage had had kept pace with the earnings of the top 1% since 1960, it would be over $22 today. it's time to get serious. even if this republican congress won't. joining me now are jared bernstein and krystal ball. thank you both for coming on the show. >> thanks for having us, rev. >> thank you. >> krystal, so much work to do but this dprs is on track to be the least productive ever. >> well, that's exactly right. and i think they're leaving because they don't care to get anything done. they want to keep flogging negative obama care stories and hope that scores them some political points. but the truth of the matter is they could put immigrat
NBC
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am EST
and other things could happen that would be problematic and undermine the law. >> immigration reform is not a lot of cause. there was evidence today that you may be right about that. >> with this congress, i never think that anything is going to get done in a wholesale way. we know speaker boehner said this was not going to pass in a comprehensive fashion and go to a joint conference, however speaker boehner hired someone who is well-known within the immigration policy field. she was the head of the immigration policy at the bipartisan policy center. one of john mccain's top aides. if he was serious about crafting real immigration reform legislation while she is a good hire who can help you do. >> was it the lighting of the christmas tree? >> it's the christmas tree. who will be against that. >> thanks very much. and if are more from do men coe, check out first read on nbc news.com. angie is at the live desk with good news just in. i want to hear that. what's happening? >> this just in. grand acts of kindness after a local salvation army was robbed. a spoebs person with the national
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am PST
, the senate passed immigration reform and the nondiscrimination act. they said we passed the keystone pipeline and i cyber security bill. there these large things that are out there that had been passed through one chamber or the other, but they seem to get bogged down with immigration and end up not wanting to go forward on that and they don't want to touch the keystone pipeline. is this a lack of leadership or is this constant 24-7 campaign we are always in that is a by product of this media world with the technology moving and they are getting more power? >> a sign of the times. you look at the level of partisanship and the media that exists, this is again, i can't emphasize enough, we are living in unprecedented times. the productivity is really bad. the potential good news is they can pass a lot of this stuff next year. the congress doesn't end until 2014. we will see what they do next year. >> it's harder in an election year and with all the upgrades we had, it brought congress to a screeching halt. too many people had too many things for all sorts of stuff. fascinating. much more ahead
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 10:00pm PST
constitutional authority? >> well, i can in some of them. for example on immigration law, we call it the morton memos. the president has ordered ice not to enforce clear immigration law and then made up work permits out of thin air. there are about five different constitutional violations there. under obama care, he extended the employer mandate for a year, even though the law says shall commence in each month there after through december 2013. he extended the individual mandate, stretched it out. now the small package plans, he declared the senate to not be in session, to make his recess appointments, and the constitution says that the senate shall make its own rules. that is just some of the violations we have. it is a long list from this president, an uber president with no respect or little respect for the constitution itself, sean. >> all right, so you have a president re-writing laws at a whim. and he is not using the traditional historical checks and balances and separation of powers. then he is re-writing laws and enforcing other laws. then he decides, well, i don't care if you're in se
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
a longer budget, even if a tiny budge so they can get back to talking about immigration. immigration advocates want a budget deal so maybe they can move on from talking about immigration reform or talking about the farm bill, which is hugely important. we haven't really heard a lot about it. >> to your point, an interesting number, in paul ryan's original budget which everyone decried as incredibly conservative budget, the expected spending in 2014 was 1.09 trillion. we will end up with about $1 trillion if wets a deal, less than the original paul ryan budget. the debate has clearly been shifted. paul ryan had different assets delivering more to defense, nondiscretionary but clearly in a place where what we value as increased spending is relative to where we were incredibly low. >> robert, the president has been on a messaging campaign about fairness. his i thought great to osawatomie. >> potato potato. >> also an extension of the knox college speech in 2007. >> these are the themes, i think, of his presidency. also going into the second half of the second term and they couldn't come
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 9:00am PST
or rejected including but not limited to comprehensive immigration reform which passed the senate over five months ago ending employment discrimination, which more than two-thirds of the country supports and a farm bill which the house gop used to slash food assistance by $40 billion and therefore assured its demise. so far the likelihood of a budget deal is anybody's guess as house budget chair paul ryan told "politico," we're talking but it's premature to say anything now. if the parties fail to reach a deal. or more likely if house republicans reject a deal, the government will again shut down on january 15th. and less than a month later on february 7th, the economic bomb that is the debt ceiling is set to go off. i can't believe i have to say both of those things again. with all of this hanging over his head speaker john boehner channeled his newman, what me, worry? approach to congressional deadlines. speaking before the break boehner seems completely nonplussed he provides over the least productive congress since world war ii. >> listen, we have a very divided country and a very divid
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
wage. how about focusing on that? 77% want a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. there's a priority you should focus on. and nearly one year after the newtown tragedy, 89% support background checks. earth to speaker boehner. those are the people's priorities. joining me now is congressman jim mcdermott, democrat from washington. thanks for coming on the show tonight. >> good to be here, al. >> they are holding hearings on aliens with just seven workdays left in this year. what do you make of that, congressman? >> well, it's amazing to watch them while away the hours doing nothing. not only did they have a hearing on that. today they had another hearing on health care, trying to destroy the affordable care act. they still want to destroy it. >> wow. >> they don't want anything for the people. they aren't doing anything about unemployment benefits. milk is going to go to $6 a gallon if they don't pass the farm bill. there's all kinds of things that need to be done. and what are they thinking about? what's out millions of miles in space. it makes no sense at all. >> but to
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 11:30am PST
with immigration and other things. and it's about an impression the white house has given that it's keeping this uncle at arm's length. but white house aides now say they weren't doing that. he's a 69-year-old man who works at a liquor store near boston and is now kuth up in the president's political migraine. the man's name called omar, the president's uncle. the boston globe previously cited the white house as saying the president and his uncle had never met. but the white house press secretary now says this -- >> the president said that he, in fact, had met omar obama when he moved to cambridge for law school and he stayed with him for a brief period of time until his -- the president's apartment was ready. >> reporter: in recent days the uncle said barack obama stayed with him for three weeks in the 1980s. why the differing accounts? >> back when this arose, folks looked at the record including the president's book and there was no evidence that they had met. >> reporter: jay carney says it was when he asked the president in person that the president acknowledged he had stayed with his
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 11:00am PST
's relevant now is it uncle was in immigration court this week, threatened with deportation to kenya. he is now staying here, though, we're told. gotten asylum and is staying here. the question was, back in 2011, "the boston globe," when this came about as a case, asked the white house about the nature of the relation. the white house said there was no record of them two meeting. now they're saying, since details came out, they lived together briefly when the president was in massachusetts for law school, at harvard, university. they lived together for about three weeks at that time. many years ago. here's jay carney. >> what i can tell you, ed -- thank you for the question -- is that back when this arose, folks looked at the record, including the president's book, and there was no evidence they had met. there was -- and that was what was conveyed. nobody spoke to the president. when omar obama said the other day, and there were reports he said the other day, that president obama, back when he was law school student, stayed with him in kim bridge. i thought it was right to ask him, and t
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
new report, president obama stacking his immigration enforcement office with proopen borders amnesty attorneys. are illegal immigrants getting a free pass thanks to the government? >> he was born a muslim. he read the bible and it changed his life forever. it cost him, his family and his freedom but he said it is worth it. that man's journey to christianity is coming up. ick with innovation. stick with power. stick with technology. get the new flexcare platinum from philips sonicare and save now. philips sonicare. what does that first spoonful taste likok. honey bunches of oats. ching! mmmm! mmmm! mmmm! wow! it's the oats. honey. yeah. honey bunches of oats. this is a great cereal. >>> let's hear, the deck is being stacked at the department of homeland security. a shocking media report, details the recent mass hiring of immigration lawyers. nearly all pro-amnesty. so even if the obama administration can't officially change immigration policy, these lawyers can help illegal immigrants stay in the country regardless of the law. joining us now is the author of that report, former d. o.j
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm PST
announced his endorsement here. obviously he was an incredible friend and spoke in here about immigration. so i just have a wonderful interaction with the young people here. they're doing a great job. >> let's play "hardball." >> let's do it. >> you have a college age group and faculty. you have young people taking responsibility for their health care. what's your argument why they should do that. >> first of all, i understand why people would be resistant to going on a website that wasn't working right. and fortunately because of some very hard work we've thousand got it to the point where for the vast majority of people it's working well. my message to the young people is take a look yourself. most college age students, because of the law can stay on their parents' plan, and that hey be the best deal for them. and we've already insured about 3 million people. and your first job where you don't have full health insurance benefits may mean that you stay on your parents' plan a little bit longer. but at some point, let's say when you turn 26, if you're between jobs or you've got a passion,
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am PST
't like he rewrites the lay. it's not just in healthcare issue, it's in regard to immigration, epa regulations. martha: the extension of the employer mandate and moving the money that was suppose to be use forward prevention over to the creation of exchanges. and the critics believe that neither one of those things was in the law. when you look at article two, section three, it says the president shall take care the laws be faithfully executed. that's his job to carry out the law passed by congress. i'm sure that the president who was a constitutional professor himself would say he is well within the law and others might point to previous executive orders and say presidents do this all the time. >> i think our constitutional law professor president needs a refresher kearse on the separation of powers in our united states constitution. clearly it is the congress that's dell gate that authority. the phrase you just referred to to faithfully execute the laws. presidents do have authority to exercise discretion. but when you rewrite a law to say we are going to take it vast majority of
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am PST
it an opportunity to have a vote like comprehensive immigration reform, which has passed the senate and would pass the house if the speaker would allow that bill to come to the floor. or the employment nondiscrimination act that would prohibit gays and lesbians from being discriminated against in hiring and in housing. it's absolutely essential that we let the house and the process, the democratic process work instead of the republican leadership, which only allows legislation to come to the floor if they have a majority of the majority. that's not what the founding fathers envisioned. it's why we are the do nothingist of do nothing congre congresses. the ball lies in the court of john boehner and allowing a tea party strangle hold to control the agenda. it's leaving so many people like immigrants and moms who are concerned about their children not being killed by guns twisting in the wind. >> debbie wasserman schultz, thanks very much. >> thank you. >> we'll be right back. ♪ you know, ronny... folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. and how happy are they jimmy?
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am PST
will be doing health care reform. it is hard for him to do immigration reform or find success stories for every single day leading up to it. >> now headlines as we await the posting from the president. 7% rise. chrysler doing better with sales rising. but all that and not enough to help detroit's motor city and today a judge ruled that detroit is in fact eligible for bankruptcy. >> i know there are a lot of people that are upset and concerned about their futures. but they are now starting from square one. >> new developments in the death of cleveland kidnapper with the conclusion that he did in fact commit suicide in his cell debunking the theory that he was trying to kill himself while getting a sexual thrill. >> the submarine was able to travel one and a half times around the world without refueling. fox news alert four people killed while several cars came off the track on sunday. the train was going 82 miles-an-hour heading into a curve that was only 32 miles-an-hour. they believe the conduct ter was disteracted or may have fallen asleep heebehind the wheel. >> they may have told investigat
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am PST
chris christie is forcefully denying that he's flipped his position on immigration. he ran his 2013 re-election campaign in support of legislation to provide instate tuition for young, undocumented students. the legislation commonly known as the dream act is about to be sent to his desk by the state legislature. but now, the governor says it goes too far and is refusing to sign it. on sunday, "the star ledger," new jersey's largest newspaper, accused christie of flip-flopping. the editorial board cited his 2016 presidential ambitions. >>> the republican-led house is expected to approve a ten-year extension today to an existing ban on plastic guns. these are weapons made from so-called 3d printers that go undetected by metal detectors. democrats say they'll back the plan, but some say they favor making that ban permanent. >>> washington, d.c.'s mayor could have a bumpy road towards re-election. embattled democrat vincent bray said monday that he'll run for a second term next year. four of his high-level aides have pleaded guilty to felonies, including two who received more than $260,000
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 2:00am PST
of issues from income inequality to raising the minimum wage to immigration. what issues will be at the forefront of his agenda as we enter 2014? >> i think he would like to see something get done on minimum wage but i'm not sure much can get done. all eyes will turn to this budget deal between representsive ryan and murray to see if they can prevent another shutdown. >> thanks for your time as always, kevin. >> thanks for having me. >> this is "first look" on msnbc. stay with msnbc for more coverage of nelson mandela's death. "way too early" starts right now. >> i have challenan idea of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony. and -- and with equal opportunity. it is what i hope to live for and to achieve. but if need be it is for which i am prepared to die. >> nelson mandela, lived to see a free democracy in south africa. this morning, his passing at age 95 means different things to people in different generations, from starting out as a lawyer and man of action to political prisoner to symbol to historic leader, to an icon and living
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
the case and i hope immigration reform is something that should happen. what can the leaders learn as they tackle the issues and being the leader? >> exact low. i'm not an expert in immigration, but i know this. no nation has prospered by cutting off immigration. no situation where that happens. how they get here legally is a matter of debate, but the fact is you go to silicon valley in california and out of the top five guys, maybe three are immigrants. we do not want to cutoff the brain, but we should welcome people. they say you have something to contribute to our nation? welcome. >> pastor, can i ask you about mental illness? >> sure. >> i was at an event where a woman's son committed suicide. she now goes to schools to talk to teens about these things that kids have a hard time connectioning on or talking about. she brings a dog to break the ice and try to get a conversation going. i look and wondered how she continues. what drives her. i know you had a terribly similar situation. >> yeah. mental illness is the last taboo. nobody wants to talk about it. ten years ago we took t
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 2:00am PST
subsidies but these are the big issues. immigration does not look likely. >> 179 hours left. nice to see you. thanks. >>> coming up bill karins and richard lui will join us for "first buzz" a b.a.s.e. jumper's brush with death. >>> also miley cyrus brings remember wrecking ball to the jingle ball. we'll tell you all about it next. and compare costs. it doesn't usually work that way with health care. but with unitedhealthcare, i get information on quality rated doctors, treatment options and estimates for how much i'll pay. that helps me, and my guys, make better decisions. i don't like guesses with my business, and definitely not with our health. innovations that work for you. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. mom? come in here. come in where? welcome to my mom cave. wow. sit down. you need some campbell's chunky soup before today's big game, new chunky cheeseburger. mmm. i love cheeseburgers. i know you do. when did you get this place? when i negotiated your new contract, it was part of the deal. cool. [ male announcer ] campbell's chunky soup. it fills you up right. you may be mu
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
. things like immigration reform, for example. maybe some farm policy successes that she can then say we started the building blocks toward this. whether it's iran, for example. so, you know, and then he sort of said, okay, give us a year and then i'll be able to tell you a little bit more, but let the president finish his work first. >> my own sense is she will run. she would still like to be president of the united states. the first woman president of the united states if her health is good. she had a blood clot in her brain not that long ago. if her health is good, she's got the strength and the stamina, paul, i believe she will run. >> i saw her last week, and i've never seen her look better. really, she looks terrific. been working out. i'm not worried about her health. i'm just, i am, if i can say in spanish, she will run. we hope and pray. >> we hope she runs. >> i hope and pray. >> here's the former president, gloria, listen to this, ryhan, listen to this as well. this is the former president, another exchange with juan carlos. this time on joe biden. >> what kind of president do
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 8:00am PST
, et cetera, that makes you wonder how much room is left for the presidents to tout immigration reform or the second term agenda. jenna: it'll be interesting to see what the president has to say in a few hours we had thank you. jon: although the white house says the major buzz in the healthcare.gov website are now fixed, more than 1 million users able to visit the site yesterday. there are still some problems with it. enrollment errors for a third of people signed up for health plans since october 1. joining us now, writer at the washington deacon. the white house says healthcare.gov is working now. is that actual? >> we do not have enough information to make that determination. they put out this progress report this weekend and if you look at it, all it dealt with was how quickly people able to enroll. they didn't address things people have called back end issues like the 834 transmission, information you are passing along to insurance. i would say the report is there is not enough evidence or data to determine if it is fixed. if you are not going to put out a progress report, you can
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
the government. the debt ceiling again. what about tax reform? immigration reform? that farm bill is already two years overdue. with all this unfinished business what are they doing. >> let me give you a hint. only five days are planned in december when the house and senate will both be in washington. just five days for senators and members of congress to work together and actually solve problems. they don't operate in a vacuum. they can't get work done if they're not both working together or even working. that is a fact. now that is not to say some are not working. it's the institution that's the problem. the institution has a lousy work ethic. and as wrong as we are content to be enablers, it will get worse. my view? time's up. either they have a full work month in december then they shut be booted out. if you have an important story or issue you think i should take off the record, go to greta wire.com and tell us about it. >>> and every night on the record continues to investigate obama care. a new problem. growing fears that doctors offices and ers could get flooded as new patients get cover
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 2:00am PST
but also looked into the way the president is handling issues like immigration. >> a federal trial underway today for a former bp drilling engineer accused of trying to destroy evidence by deleteling hundreds of text messages after the 2010 oil spill in the gulf of mexico. he was part of a team of experts who scrambled to seal the well after the explosion. he deleted text messages between himself and his supervisor about just how bad the spill was. his lawyer says he didn't know he was doing anything wrong. >> o.j. simpson's lawyers will take his case to the supreme court in hopes they will over turn the lower court decision in the armed robbery case. he claims he was infectively represented by the lawyer who headed his trial in 2008. he is serving 9 to 38 years for kid p in aing and armed robbery. >> an extreme weather alert now, a powerful winter storm bringing snow and dangerously cold temperatures to the middle of the country. >> colorado is hit with at least half of the snow that made for dangerous driving conditions. tow trucks pulling out cars that were stuck. the frigid temperatures
NBC
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am EST
consensus support, thinking of immigration reform that was not taken up by the house. if they don't pass -- if seven more bills don't get passed out of this congress and signed into law, they would be the fewest passed ever since last year, which is the last congress, only 62 bills that got passed. john boehner will say don't judge us by how many bills we have signed into law but how many bills we've stopped. >> yes, i suspect he would say that. what was the top accomplishment? >> ending the shutdown. it wasn't good for the republican party. it wasn't good for our area certainly. you know, no matter where you are. and i think that's probably -- and that's not a very high bar considering that's the major accomplishment. >> stopping the shutdown may be one thing. people are going to remember who started the shutdown. >> yeah, maybe. republicans would like to point to the website. we've seen just an amazing flip politically in the last three months. >> a lot to watch the next three weeks. >> for more check out first read on nbcnews.com. >>> well, in about six hours now, the capitol christma
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
committee chairman bob goodlatte from earlier today. >> from obama care, to immigration, the current administration is picking and choosing which laws to enforce. >> now, i think when it comes to obama care, the president has been criticized and mr. goodlatte was referring to delaying the employer mandate and other things the president has done because you weren't going to be able to make deadline. what exactly is the authority for the president to decide which parts of obama care to enforce at which date? >> jake, as the representative knows, and us folks during that committee know, the president is using his prosecutorial discretion that's built into the law to make sure there's a smooth implementation of the law. that's part of the function of making sure that you roll things out smoothly and importantly. just have one point to make on the hearings, such as the one today. what is striking is that over the course of the past two months, while we try to fix the website and make sure that the million visits that went on to healthcare.gov, that those people have a good experience and
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
disregarded the mandates and changed key provisions without approval and failed to enforce immigration and drug laws. it is apparent, he says, that the president's vested interest is in the interest of his own agenda. you can expect democrats to take up for the president. >> who are the witnesses on this? >> familiar faces from cable news. johnat johnathan long and looking at the extent or range of executive power in the american political system. >> those cable pun people are good for something. >> the obama administration is laying out some environmental policies. among all of the new epa regulations, what are the critics fearful of? >> they would regulate much of the water in the united states but it would go beyond regulation on private property. something congressional critics say threaten private property rights. >> they want to control the private use of water on private property. they have done so without letting their science board weigh in. >> this isn't the first time that congress has raised question about the science hiepd behind the vigor. epa has ignored congress's reque
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm PST
. >> where if you're an undocumented worker or immigrant, move to detroit. and if you work hard and you clean it up, you have it. it's yours. you solve two problems at once. they wrote a great article on the $20 billion in art owned by detroit. if they sold that art, that would take care of the debt and save the pensions for all those workers. sell the damn art. don't hide it. and the third and final suggestion, put trump in charge. that guy got that wellman skating rink when no one else does. he gets stuff done. >> let's skip ahead. the next one in the rundown which is ed henry with jay carney. take a listen about what he meant by saving detroit. listen. >> is the president going to let detroit go bankrupt? >> ed, i think that. haed a while ago. >> wasn't there a campaign that it would be awful to go bankrupt? he obviously helped the auto industry, got them back on their feet, but it wasn't enough. i thought in the campaign he said it would be horrible for detroit to go bankruptcy. >> i think there's an onus hardship caused by what happened in detroit which is why it needs to be resolved bet
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 2:00am PST
remain uninsured. >> those are the undocumented immigrants. >> 30 million americans. >> yes -- sean. if your complaint is the law doesn't insure more, i would be happy to work with you. >> katie, last word. >> this is the point. obama care was sold on the idea to get 45 million uninsured people in this country insured. it was not sold on the idea that millions would have to lose their plan in order to insure the minority in this country. let's work on feting people who need to be insured insured. don't take it prosecute the rest of americans because the program isn't working for them? >> we'll leave it there. thank you both. if i lied, you guys overthink progress you would be attacking me. you would be after me, right? truth. >> we love truth. >> you should be attacking the president. i agree. he shouldn't have made the overly broad staple. >> in a statement -- >> i will e-mail you the post. >> coming up next, pastor rick warren will open up about the recent death of his son and talk about a brand new book which aims at people living a healthy lifestyle ahead. ♪ i want to spread a
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am PST
the comprehensive immigration bill. >> what about iran. president rouhani gave an interview over the weekend basically saying iran has it right and will have the right to enrich uranium. he's pocketing that as something achieved from the negotiations not something decided in the final agreement six months from now. what about congress pushing -- certainly in the senate pushed by menendez, council on foreign relations impose sanctions or at least the threat of sanctions. where do you stand on that? the president is fight it tooth and nail. >> yes, andrea. two things. first of all, you know the expression right tonight rich is not in the agreement. it says you have to have a neutraly agreeable program. i think both would agree right to free speech dnd on being able to veto anything he said, you would not think that was a right to free speech. with respect to additional sanctions, we should be very careful. we need to tread very carefully here. the reason iran is at the table, the reason engaged in serious discussions, international community behind these sanctions have been effective. if partn
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm PST
i would say is we've seen evangelicals move on number of issues, including immigration reform. if you encroach on family time, you have a potential partner in the religious right who want to see people treated fairly and people able to spend time with their family. >> when you look at the minimum wage which we covered repeatedly and members of congress talking about and president is proposed an increase there, you're talking about the rules of the road that always defined the limits. we asked corporations to make as much money as possible and find them to be efficient when they do that. they have a duty to do that. we have never said that means they can hire, for example, children and have 8-year-olds working in factories, there are countries that allow that. when you look at the people you're talking to, they are part of that long tradition and as private sector unions decline in scale and size, those folks don't have the leadership necessarily that we associate with another era which many people argue makes them even braver. it's important to do that at the state and local l
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
-american and latino communities. if you're not willing to deal with the issues of immigration, of affirmative action, of reform of our housing markets, then you're not really serious about the issues of race in america. >> well, what i find interesting politically about the republicans here is they don't have any point person that is going to get a lot of media attention, and focus on minority outreach. and research and clarification. they don't have a go-to person on this, which tells me that certainly they're not genuine about it at all. now, in may 2013 survey done by the pew research center found that 88% of african-americans and 57% of whites felt that there is at least some discrimination towards african-americans. are things getting better, or are they getting worse, zerlina? >> i don't think they're getting better. i wouldn't say that we are where we were in 1955. of course that's not true. but i think there are a number of different things. as michael pointed out, there are pervasive problems that exist in our society. you know, outcomes are not equal for people of color. when you are born,
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
immigration reform one of them, the enda bill that came out of there, but it's been a tough slog. you've got a few weeks left in the year, and the notion that this is going to be prioritized, there's going to be this push by bipartisan senators to get tougher sanctions on iran when the white house is explicitly saying no to me, that looks -- i just don't understand. is it the case that senators are going home to their states and people are standing up at town halls saying we need stronger sanctions on iran? why is this such a priority? >> listen, you have 47 million americans who have lost food stamp benefits, who are potentially going hungry this holiday season, you have farms that are going to shut down some time next year without a farm bill being passed. you're exactly right, there are bigger priorities. now, what my friends on both sides of the aisle will say is that, no, wait, we need to do this right now so that if the negotiations fall apart some time next year, we're right there immediately with tough, new sanctions. well, the fact is, we can pass things quicker than a lot of people
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 9:00am PST
priorities like immigration reform, gay rights and other issues like that. so for president obama to make that argument, i think immediately got the audience on his side. you heard giggles after he made that point. so i don't think it's surprising at all we heard him say that. >> how do you think, ed, it might impact next year's midterm elections? what list of accomplishments can republicans point to? >> well, they can point to the fact that they've tried dozens of times to either roll back or completely cancel the affordable care act. >> how many times is that, like 42? >> 41, 42 depending how you count it. there's that. >> by the way, tried. tried. >> yes. >> so accomplishments, what are they? >> accomplishments you mean laws that actually got through the house and senate? they are very few and very inconsequential for the most part. remember, this is an argument that can be made either way. speaker boehner was making a similar argument this week saying that it's senate democrats who blocked at least 150 different measures that were sent over, things that would have rolled back federal
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am PST
defense. we're not talking about immigration reform. we're talking about the same subject we've talked about for almost four years. the president, if anyone thinks he's going to repeal it, a little defensive about that. i think the most telling statement is we've learned not to make wild promises about how perfectly smooth it's going to be, the website's going to be. really? we have learned that? the website is the least of it. the whole thing about what it's going to do and those millions of people that lost their plans, overstating what this plan actually does, maybe not understanding what it actually can do. >> he's not mentioning the millions who have lost their plans in california. he doesn't mention the pew poll last week had him at 34% approval. people in ohio said the president is not trustworthy by 57%. this is something so disturbing by him. he keeps talking, press on with the plan. charles krauthammer said the president is campaigning but all the talk in the world may not make a difference. >> obama thinks that he can repeal reality with rhetoric. i mean, after all, one thin
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